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Wednesday, April 3 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Evan James / Cheer up, Mr. Widdicombe

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Litquake and The Bindery present Evan James reading from his debut novel, Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe. 

In a return of a not-so-prodigal son, author Evan James who lived, wrote, and worked in SF for years before heading to the Iowa Writer’s Workshop to earn his MFA – all prior to landing on his feet in New York a few years later – comes to San Francisco on book tour for his comedy of manners debut novel that tells the story of a family summer on Puget Sound; conjuring a Wes Anderson meets John Updike vibe, it tells a tale filled with tennis, a personal assistant in search of romance, a preppy screenwriter with a penchant for pills, a landscape gardener named Marvelous Matthews, and a bewitching self-help author and others, all attempting to find that elusive something that will as Marie Kondo says, “spark their joy.”

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Evan James

Evan James is an award-winning writer whose personal essays and fiction have appeared in such publications as the Oxford American, Travel + Leisure, and The New York Times, among others. He received an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has received fellowships... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
The Bindery 1727 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117